Open Skies Launches JFK-Paris Flights

By Paul Riegler on 9 April 2013
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OpenSkies announced the start of daily service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Paris on March 31.  The new route complements the airline’s existing two flights from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey to Paris.

The new flight leaves JFK at 9 p.m. and arrives at Paris Orly the next day at 10:30 a.m.  Paris Orly Airport (Aéroport de Paris-Orly) is only 8 miles or 13 kilometers from the city and was Paris’ main airport prior to the construction of Charles de Gaulle Airport, which is 16 miles or 25 kilometers away.

The flight will be operated using a Boeing 757 aircraft with a three-class configuration.  The Biz Bed business-class cabin has fully lie-flat beds in a 2-2 configuration.  Prem Plus premium economy is in a 2-2 configuration, and the Eco main cabin has a 3-3 configuration.  All passengers regardless of cabin are offered an iPad loaded with 70 hours of movies, television programs, and games for use during the flight.

Business-class passengers can avail themselves of the pre-flight dining option at JFK’s Terminal 7 in the British Airways Galleries lounge.

OpenSkies, an airline founded by British Airways in 2008, became an affiliate member of the oneworld alliance on December 1.   The airline owes its existence to the open skies treaty between the United States and the European Union as British Airways wanted to reduce its dependence on its hub at London’s Heathrow Airport.  Its flights use BA flight codes and its frequent flyer program is the British Airways Executive Club

As a oneworld affiliate member, OpenSkies offers members of other oneworld airlines’ frequent flyer programs the ability to redeem mileage awards and earn mileage awards and tier status points on all flights.

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